The Umbrella Wellbeing Project

The Umbrella Project” what it means?
Our wellbeing projects target sports that have a known positive impact in society, that can be transferable in every day life scenarios, that can support individuals within wellbeing projects and their development.
Boxing, Cycling, Basketball, Board Games, Rugby and inspiring leadership are key to The Links Foundation strategy with the umbrella project to improve wellbeing for all men and women.
The Rugby Active Programme targets key positive aspects of the game that help wellbeing, collective spirit, personal development and discipline though touch rugby so all can get involved.
We have teamed up with Nottingham Rugby Club coaching team and players who are very supportive towards the community, especially programmes which target mental health wellbeing. The team at the Notts RFC are well placed in the community and their involvement within so many projects ideally places this programme.
Leading the project we are delighted to partner with Josh Poullet who played the back row.
With over 23 appearances Josh is well placed to share his experience and enthusiasm.
‘I am delighted to support The Links Foundation with this initial 6/8 week programme to help the wellbeing project, tackling a subject that means something to everyone in society today, Mental Health. Our aim is simply bring people together, run a positive wellbeing programme and share the discipline of `rugby in every day life, to work with groups that are vulnerable and at the end of the project recognise the work and success of all participants.”- Josh .
Touch Rugby Wellbeing Programme
Links2GrassRoots” this programme allows adults of all ages to develop and understanding of the game, why the laws of rugby are important and why they are respected so much , learn to play the game and maybe even referee it, part of the programme also looks at how we can look after our physical being which has a direct impact of the mental health of a person. The programme creates an environment for individuals to feel part of the nottingham rugby club supporter base and have a feel of belonging to a bigger family. The players and coaching team explain and draw on their own experience in competition and how dealing with pressures with a process.
Part of the programme will include your own journey through a well thought out journal so that all participants can record their own findings. Plus adding into the daily aspects of life along the way. The programme will also include nutritional guides, easy exercise programmes and simply a mix of good fun.
Working with over 20 national and regional companies who will consider to refer leadership or team members to join to understand the complexities around understand mental health in the workplace “LBP”, “WBP”
Leadership/Workplace Behaviour Programme creates an awareness in a changing society supported with a national programme, our aim is simple “Engage, Educate and Encourage” with a new generation of workforce.
To understand the programme and book your place contact Josh or Marcus via
The details of the programme are as attached in pdf (doc to be inserted)
Links2Rugby will start later in 2018, targeting disengaged young people aged 18 to 25 who have been failed by the mainstream education system or their social environment excludes them from the practical support, experience and ability that helps them believe and invest in the possibility of a future in sustained education, employment or training.
This is a long term strategy and not something that happens overnight. Which is why it’s important that our model Engage,Educate and Encourage is used in promoting an education programme with schools and colleges.
Why do we do this? Because we know there are a huge range of factors leading students to be excluded from mainstream education or pier groups. Whatever that reason, we don’t believe that should signal exclusion from mainstream society today.
Links2Rugby is designed to help these young people onto a positive pathway to achieve sustained education, employment or training with a particular focus on exposing them to various vocational opportunities through a three-stage journey of:
Engage – creating a new path through a programme of engagement
Educate– making better decisions in the present, being better informed
Encourage– planning for a more successful future with an exit strategy
The work between The Links Foundation & Nottingham Rugby Club allows for a clear programme in the community, local businesses and the players/coaching team to raise awareness of mental health wellbeing and to become a clear strategy for rugby to play a positive impact in society. We will link each 8/10 week programmes with other related sport programmes like cycling,boxing,basketball and more to enable further opportunities to grow in knowledge, wellbeing and outlook.
Touch Rugby Wellbeing Programme

Links2Games- An Alternative Sport

A unique programme with a warm environment for everyone who attends the Links Events with Links2Games at Ludorati.

A safe space with a warm welcome from a new group of friends.

Over 750 games for ages. 

  • Great food and drinks to accompany your visit.
  • Games room for team challenges.
  • Mental strength and well-being games challenges.
  • Great feedback loops.
  • Journal activities to review progress and reflection of development.

Links2Games creates a safe space for all those attending. We aim to ensure the experience allows for fun, mental strength challenges and group interaction. The games chosen are to challenge the audience. You have guidance from the team throughout the evening, With a relaxed atmosphere and great cafe/bar. There is something for everyone.

You will learn a new game, forget monopoly, there is so much more, become a super sleuth, like horror, play The Thing Game - who is the alien within the group?

Given the extensive library and in-house GamesWizard™ 2020 methodology, we are able to select the most appropriate games and live action team challenges to meet the individuals need.

We are able to provide learning and development events – from mini-sessions through to dedicated whole workshops that support the application and development of:

The board games and live action team challenges are not just limited to learning and development. Other potential  applications include recruitment/assessment, performance/talent management, employee engagement, analytics, psychometric's, culture and change scenarios. Most importantly building mental strength and wellbeing.

Ludorati™ Corporate has the unique advantage of its partnership with VaLUENTiS™ – specialists in employee engagement, talent management analytics and leadership.

Ludorati™ Corporate also has the capability to design specific game-based solutions to meet complex requirements, such as identifying performance values or objective-target misalignment, enhancing cultural strengths (and the converse), assisting with work based change scenarios or implementing LicenseToManage™ programmes.

Come along to the events planned in the winter months and work on your mental strength through the fun if board games. to find out more visit the website